Accidental US Embassy shooting in Jordan wounds 2

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Associated Press

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 19 at 11:31 AM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Police say an accidental shooting at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan has wounded two Jordanian guards.

Police spokesman Amer al-Sartawi said the shooting Tuesday in Amman saw one guard wounded in the hand and the other wounded in the leg. He described the shooting as an accident, but did not elaborate.

A man who identified himself as a U.S. Marine answered a call to the embassy Tuesday night and declined to comment, transferring the call to a mobile phone that was switched off.

Jordan is a main ally of the U.S. in the Middle East. However, the embassy there has been the scene of protests in the past over U.S. policy in the region.

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